News & Commentary

Here is our thinking on recent family news and issues, and how these might impact you.
Charity coffee morning

We are pleased to report that the recent charity coffee morning we hosted, at our offices in Olney, was a great success with both the coffee and conversation flowing.

10 of the most common Divorce questions answered

1. Are there any rules in order to get divorced?

In order to start divorce proceedings you must have been married for more than one year, and the Court must have jurisdiction to divorce you

On Tuesday 23 September 2014 the Telegraph carried a report concerning divorcing wives who had formed new relationships – and how it affected settlements to be paid by husbands.

Mr Justice Mostyn said that new relationships before divorce were “a fly in the ointment” for Judges who had to make financial awards.

On 8 and 9 December 2014 the Supreme Court will hear the appeal of Mrs Wyatt in the case of Vince and Wyatt. This case has been extensively reported in the press as Mr Vince and Mrs Wyatt divorced in 1992 and it was not until 18 years and 8 months later and after Mrs Wyatt had had a relationship with another man and had two children with him, that she made her financial application in her long ago concluded divorce proceedings.

Recent Family Law News & Musings - October 2014

Civil Partnership Conversion

Couples in England and Wales will be able to convert their civil partnerships to marriages with effect from 10 December 2014.

It had previously been announced that couples would receive a conversion certificate but the government has now announced that converting civil partners will receive backdated marriage certificates which will be dated as at registration of the civil partnership. View more here.